rubber

rubber
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rub•ber
[[t]ˈrʌb ər[/t]] n.
1) chem. a highly elastic solid substance, light cream or dark amber in color, polymerized by the drying and coagulation of the latex or milky juice of rubber trees and plants, esp. of the Hevea and Ficus species
2) chem. a material made by chemically treating and toughening this substance, used in the manufacture of electrical insulation, elastic bands, tires, and other products
3) chem. any of various similar substances and materials made synthetically
4) an eraser of this material
5) a low overshoe of this material
7) an instrument or tool used for rubbing, polishing, scraping, etc
8) a person who rubs something
9) a person who gives massages
10) spo baseball an oblong piece of white rubber or other material embedded in the pitcher's mound
11) sts Slang. a condom
12) made of, containing, or coated with rubber
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rub•ber
[[t]ˈrʌb ər[/t]] n.
1) gam (in bridge) a series or round played until one side has won two out of three games
2) spo Also called rub′ber match`. a deciding contest when a competition is tied
Etymology: 1585–95

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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